The Skyline Eagles are heading to MIS.
Skyline finished second on Saturday at the Division 1 Regional at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton to qualify for Saturday’s state finals in Brooklyn.
Brighton ran first overall with 54 points while the Eagles landed second with 69 points. Dexter was third with 79 points with Hartland fourth (114), Holt fifth (168), Pinckney sixth (173), Okemos seventh (195), Grand Ledge eighth (204), East Lansing ninth (212) and South Lyon East 10th (296) in the 15 team field.
The Eagles earned the trip to the states with depth. Despite not landing any runner in the top nine they did have four finish among the top 15: junior Thomas Young was 10th (16:10.6), senior Keegan Oldani was 11th (16:14.8), senior Jesse Edelstein was 12th (16:15.3) and sophomore Hobbs Kessler was 15th (16:25.7).
Junior Daniel Evans was 21st (16:41.9), junior Isaac Darragh was 48th (17:29.9) and junior David Evans was 56th (17:43.3.
The River Rats ran fifth overall at the competitive Division 1 Regional at Willow Metropark on Saturday. Huron finished with 118 points. Plymouth ran first with 29 points with Salem second (79), Northville third (83) and Detroit Catholic Central fourth (99). Huron beat out Novi (sixth, 147), Canton (seventh, 198) and Livonia Stevenson (202) among others in the 14-team field.
The top three teams and top 15 runners qualify for the state finals.
Huron junior Karsin Dass ran eighth in 16:07.8 to qualify for the states on Saturday. Huron senior James Cardwell just missed (by 4 tenths of a second) making the state-final cut finishing 16th in 16:22.9 – Northville’s Sean McKee ran 15th with a time of 16:22.5.
Senior Bertrand Chu was 21st in 16:36.1, senior Robert Burke was 33rd in 16:54.4, senior Jack Santinga was 40th in 17:00.1, senior Drake Dowdy was 53rd in 17:17.7 and sophomore Donovan Smith was 57th in 17:25.6.